Accredited contractors

Contractor accreditation

CERA has a list of accredited contractors who are authorised to undertake work on buildings. This work includes both full and partial demolitions and make safe works. All contractors who apply for accreditation are individually assessed by an independent panel. Those who become accredited are awarded one of four levels of accreditation (A, B, C, or D). These levels are explained as follows:

Level A: This level is awarded to contractors who are authorised to undertake work on buildings over five storeys high. Due to the complexity of the work and potential hazards, contracts for such properties are awarded on a building-by-building basis.

Level B: Contractors with this level of accreditationare authorised to undertake work on buildings which are three or four storeys high. These works involve a moderate level of complexity.

Level C: Contractors with C Level accreditation are able to undertake work on buildings which are one or two storeys high and are minor in their complexity.

Level D: This level is awarded to contractors who are authorised to carry out a large range of minor works or are subcontracted jobs under other accredited main contractors to complete the building treatment process.  These works include those carried out on residential properties, sorting of materials on-site, make safe works, and cartage.

The level of accreditation a contractor receives from CERA depends on the following:

  1. Their level of relevant and recent experience,
  2. Range of equipment and plant,
  3. Degree of relevant insurances, health and safety procedures, and
  4. Overall management skills and business structure.

If you wish to apply for demolition accreditation, please contact demolitionspmo@cera.govt.nz

Demolition firms are required to provide an overview of their business, resources capability, track record and relevant experience.